Education

Osseo Area Schools was honored with the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation’s Best Communities for Music Education designation. Its exceptional commitment to music education makes it the only district to receive this award for 10 consecutive years.

According to Maple Grove resident Ellie Hoyt, athletics provide more than a quality workout to student participants—Hoyt has found friendship and solace in sports. “Volleyball was a great outlet for me,” she says of her own school sports experience.

Not so long ago, Maple Grove’s youngsters were well acquainted with rakes, hoes and other garden implements. As neighborhoods have replaced farmsteads and scheduled sports and activities have replaced chores, parents may wonder how to help kids feel a connection to the garden.

As teens get their first glimpse of mobile adulthood, parents hold their breaths. Learning how to drive
is an exciting, and at the same time, difficult topic. There are privileges to becoming a licensed driver, and precautions for young people and their parents.

Last summer, Kiddiegarten found a home in a new location in Maple Grove, behind the Walmart supercenter.

Just two years after Minnesota Excellence in Learning Academy opened its doors, enrollment has nearly doubled and they’ve expanded into a new location inside Church of the Open Door in Maple Grove.

Much has changed in Maple Grove since 1943, when, Emily Koehler-Amann attended the old Weaver Lake Elementary school.

The end of summer draws nigh, and the prospect of starting the school year can be daunting. However, amid the back-to-school shopping and juggling of school supply lists, you’ll find teens in the Maple Grove area transforming a time of transition into a great excuse to party.    

What causes a young person to excel? What internal messages do they feed themself? How do they balance all the activities they are asked to juggle? What goes through their mind?

Maple Grove resident Brett Bernard has spent more than 20 years as a teacher of 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. So he knows what works during this critical age when it comes to instilling math skills into the minds of young learners.

Four outstanding students from Osseo Area Schools have beennamed 2017 National Merit Scholarship finalists.

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